Social Media and the Selling of Drugs to Kids

Drug dealers are increasingly using social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat to sell illegal substances to young people, some as young as 13. Experts have warned the “disturbing” trend rapidly growing in the last year and a half with young people buying illicit substances from strangers and meeting up with them. How are children being targeted? Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular platforms for drug dealers to use although similar activity has been reported on Facebook. […]

The Hidden Meaning of Emojis

Those seemingly innocent emojis that we use daily…Did you know there is danger lurking behind them? What can look harmless in a social media post or text message may have a different meaning to teens. The BBC Scotland recently aired a documentary on kids selling drugs online. An excerpt follows: Teenagers are employing a code […]